Lately, I feel as though I’m doing a little cha cha dance…one and two and…cha cha cha…and one and two and cha cha cha. Yes, each day, I get up (one) set up an intention/goal for the day (and two) and then begins the cha cha cha, as things never seem to go as planned. I either get a phone call that ties me up, an email that takes me longer then usual to respond to, an impromptu request to meet someone, an order needs to go out, I squeeze someone in for a reading, or I have an overwhelming need to go make some pumpkin bread, fresh preserves, chai tea or take a walk…just to find some clarity! Ha! (I think I’ve mastered the preserves and breads. Yum!!)
You see, starting out in a new place is like a dance. You learn the steps initially,then you learn the rhythm, you make some missteps and work on your coordination, you refine the process with practice, and then you dance.
I am just learning to dance here. I am focusing on the steps (what is a priority with my work, what will sustain my living here, whom I want to meet with, work with). I am finding my rhythm and developing some sort of routine (although with all that I have to juggle…nothing is “routine”). I’m finding my balance….and slowly learning how to “dance.”
I recently posted in my Tip for June a message about patience and being kind to yourself in the midst of major change. In my heart, I feel that I am doing my best to be patient with myself, but there are days when I cry because I miss my family and friends back home. I miss teaching yoga and connecting with my students (meeting with some studios here, so it won’t be long before I start teaching) and I don’t feel like I’m dancing just yet:(…more like just starting to learn the steps and find my rhythm:)
The universe has brought me here. I felt the pull and I went with the energy. I am not one to “uproot” and make this sort of change unless I felt it was part of my higher purpose and would help me evolve and fulfill my dreams. I’m a nester and had some pretty deep roots in Phoenix. Being away from all the people I love is the hardest part of this change…the absolute worst part of it all. But, I will find my balance, learn to dance and live the fullest life I can here.
What has helped during this transition. Oh, come on now… you know!! MUSIC!! Yes, yes, yes! Recently I am madly, crazy, INSANELY (!) in love with the Local Natives. The song: Airplane is especially meaningful to me:) I cannot begin to tell you how many times I’ve listened to that song. Their music is incredible…and guess what?? They live in Silverlake! So, perhaps I’ll bump into them at the local coffee hangout. Hmmm…now that I’m thinking of it, I could use a chai tea right now…Check them out!!! (big grin and wink;)
Well, I’m gonna hang in there and keep my chin up, because ultimately, life is great (!) and I’m a lucky girl in so many ways (especially because of all your support!!) Only wonderful things to look forward to and a bunch of new dance routines to learn!
That is all for now. I miss you all and, as always, am sending my love!!
ps – I’m coming to Phoenix!! If you are in the area July 23rd, come visit me at Urban Yoga for a special (and fun!) Vinyasa Flow class from 6:30pm-8:30pm. I’ll be diffusing my oils, doing my intuitive stuff:) and sequencing a heart opening (and challenging) practice to clear the chakras and leave you feeling lighter and energized in your body and spirit! Class will end with a short meditation to ground and balance your energy. Register through Urban Yoga